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Ford Foundation gives $400,000 grant to UF Center for Latin American Studies

Published: Apr 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies has received a $400,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary program on immigration, religion, and social change.

UF researchers unearth only stone mission church in St. Augustine

UF researchers unearth only stone mission church in St. Augustine

Published: Jun 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida archaeologists uncovered the remains of a more than 300-year-old building Friday in St. Augustine that may predate the famous Castillo de San Marcos fort.

UF study recasts political ‘God gap’ theory with details of a religious left

Published: Oct 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christians who value communal forms of worship over doctrine have emerged as a politically liberal alternative to the religious right, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

Published: Jul 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adolescents who consider themselves “very religious” are generally more likely to finish college than their less devout counterparts, according to a University of Florida study.

Holocaust studies at the University of Florida gets funding to recruit top scholar

Published: May 8th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida is seeking to elevate the prominence of its Holocaust research program, and a couple from south Florida feel that attracting a national authority on the subject is one way to do that.

UF researcher: Soccer emerges as significant political force in Israel

Published: Oct 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Arab-Israeli conflict softens considerably between the goals of a soccer field, according to a new book by a University of Florida researcher, which finds that Arab fans in the Jewish state often cheer players in Hebrew and vote for Zionist candidates for political office.

Professor’s book examines the rise of marketing God, megachurches

Published: Aug 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Time was when a religion was something people were born into, grew old with in comfort and died with in glory.

Faith-based programs for kids can work without legal controversies

Published: Jun 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faith-based correctional programs for troubled kids can survive and even thrive without legal challenges if they follow Florida’s lead in keeping participation voluntary and welcoming different religions, a new University of Florida study finds.

Church events a growing boon to local economies, study finds

Published: Apr 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Communities that host church retreats and conventions can count their blessings and the dollars the faithful pump into local economies, a new University of Florida study finds.

As Hasidic population grows, Jewish politics may shift right

Published: Nov 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an era when the Jewish population in America is stable or declining, ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish numbers are growing rapidly — a trend that may make the Jewish community not only more religiously observant but also more politically conservative.